Barbara Albert

Barbara Albert

Darstellerin, Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent
*1970 Wien, Österreich


Barbara Albert was born in Vienna in 1970. She studied German philology, journalism, and theatre studies, but enrolled at Vienna's film academy in 1990 to study directing and screen play writing. During her studies, she already worked as an assistant director, script supervisor, and actress. Albert's short film "Die Frucht deines Leibes" ("The Fruit of Thy Womb") premiered in the "Finestra sulle Immagini" programme at the 1996 Venice film festival and later won several awards. Her following short films "Somewhere Else" and "Sonnenflecken" were also shown at several European film festivals.

In 1999, Albert finished her debut feature film "Nordrand" ("Northern Skirts".). The drama about the friendship between an Austrian woman and a female Serb immigrant in Vienna won the Viennese film award and the FIPRESCI award at the 1999 Viennale, among others, was shown in the competition of the Venice as well as the Locarno film festival, and was highly praised by international film critics.

In 1999, Albert also found the independent film production company "coop99" with her colleagues Jessica Hausner, Antonin Svoboda, and Martin Gschlacht. Since then, Albert has participated as a screen play writer and/or as a producer in several of the most interesting Austrian and European film productions, including Jessica Hausner's award-winning drama "Lovely Rita", the controversial documentary film "Darwin's Nightmare", the vivid drama "Slumming", starring August Diehl, and the celebrated Berlinale winner "Grbavica" ("Esma's Seccret").

Albert's second film as a director, "Böse Zellen" ("Free Radicals", 2003), was also shown at the Locarno film festival. And her third film "Fallen" ("Falling"), the story of the friendship of five women, premiered at the 2006 Venice film festival.

During the following years, Albert was producer of such diverse films like "Immer nie am Meer" (2007), "Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt" and  "Zwischen uns das Paradies (2010). In 2012, she completed her next film as director: "Die Lebenden" tells the story of a young student who investigates the Nazi past of her grandfather.


2015-2017 Licht
Director, Co-author
2011/2012 Die Lebenden
Director, Screenplay, Producer
2008-2010 Zwischen uns das Paradies
2006/2007 Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt
2006/2007 Immer nie am Meer
2006 Fallen
Director, Screenplay, Producer
2005/2006 Das Fräulein
2005/2006 Esmas Geheimnis - Grbavica
Co-author, Producer
2005/2006 Slumming
2004/2005 Schläfer
2004/2005 Crash Test Dummies
2004 Darwin's Nightmare
2003 Struggle
2002/2003 Böse Zellen
Director, Screenplay
2000/2001 Lovely Rita
Executive producer, Line producer
1998/1999 Nordrand
Director, Screenplay
1996 Die Frucht deines Leibes
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer


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